Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nottingham Start Ups Post Record Year of Success

Posted on 13 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Since the start of the recession, British businesses have struggled thanks to a combination of minimal funding and a plunge in consumer confidence. However, SMEs continued to spring up throughout the period largely due to a lack of full time jobs causing... Read More

Half of Businesses Fail to Inspect Suppliers

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

According to a recent study, only 52 per cent of businesses inspect their suppliers to check if they comply with the UK Bribery Act 2010. Bribery isn’t something to be taken lightly, so it does make you think why firms fail to vet their suppliers for this... Read More

UK Commercial Property Returns Set to Rise

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

The outlook for UK commercial property returns is expected to be positive, even though economic growth in the country is "likely to be slow," according to Property Wire. Prices are expected to remain stable throughout 2013 which is an improvement over last... Read More

Property Firm Bids to Convert Centre Point to Residential Use

Posted on 12 March, 2013 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

Property investment and development company Almacantar has launched a second bid to convert London’s infamous Centre Point office building to residential use. Together with partner Frogmore, the firm plans to spend £350m transforming the 34 storey 1960s... Read More

Major Sale Marks Turning Point for Birmingham Investment Market

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets

A major Birmingham commercial property transaction marks the turning point for the city investment market, it has been claimed. Baskerville House, a former civic building at the heart of the city centre, was sold to Hermes Real Estate Investment... Read More

IKEA Reveals Plans to Open Budget Hotel Chain

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

And you don't have to assemble them yourself! Swedish flat-pack enthusiasts IKEA and American luxury chain Marriott are to unite in a bid to provide affordable overnight accommodation for travellers throughout Europe. The somewhat unlikely partnership has... Read More

Property Professionals Gather for MIPIM 2013

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

Over 20,000 property professionals are gathering in the South of France today as MIPIM 2013 gets underway in Cannes. MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier – the international market for real estate professionals) is an annual... Read More

West End Office Market Regains Number One Spot

Posted on 11 March, 2013 by Neil Bird under Industry News

London’s West End is the most expensive office market in the world for the first time since 2008 after regaining its number one spot from Hong Kong. The findings are included in Cushman & Wakefield’s Office Space Across the World 2013 report, which... Read More

A Simple Sum to Investing in Commercial Property

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Industry News

You may be thinking about investing in a commercial property, but do you know what components make up your investment? Obviously money is one factor, but what other aspects are important to the success of your investment? Without getting too... Read More

Doubts Emerge Over Success of Portas Review Initiatives

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

In response to the news that Britain’s high streets are struggling to cope with the increasing popularity of online shopping, the Government enlisted “retail tzar” Mary Portas for advice. Alongside a grant worth £1.1 million which was split among 12... Read More